Oregon won't play again until 2016, but the Ducks are generating their fair share of headlines anyway.
Nike introduced some more new uniforms that Oregon will wear in the Jan. 2 Alamo Bowl against TCU. The newest model is called the Vapor Untouchable Uniform. It's "nearly four ounces lighter than current Nike football uniforms," and the Vapor Untouchable II Cleat that goes with it "was developed using 3D printing and software that virtually tests the cleat and plate to color map key stress points."
Because all four College Football Playoff teams are outfitted by Nike, they'll wear the same model of cleats as Oregon.
The Ducks might also be entertaining a revolving door of transfer quarterbacks. The Vernon Adams Jr. experiment worked out particularly well for them this year -- he ended up leading the nation at 10.2 yards per pass attempt -- so there's intrigue surrounding the potential graduate transfer of Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop. Our Chantel Jennings wrote about the situation earlier this week, while The Oregonian's Andrew Greif also discussed Prukop's scheduled visit to Eugene this weekend. The quarterback scored 39 combined touchdowns this year in the Big Sky conference, which also happened to be Adams' former league when he played at Eastern Washington.
Adams, by the way, will play in the East-West Shrine Game. He's not the only Oregon senior to earn postseason awards. Defensive end DeForest Buckner, who was named the Pac-12 defensive player of the year, also earned All-American status from USA Today. Given his dominant play in 2015, we expect more news like this to be rolling in.